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UPL: KCCA Survive Maroons Scare

John Odumegwu at Luzira. KCCA FC media

Tuesday, October 22
*Maroons FC 1-3 KCCA FC

KCCA FC staged a late show to survive Maroons scare in a rescheduled StarTimes UPL game on Tuesday.

Solomon Walusimbi cancelled out Mike Mutyaba’s opener and Maroons were on course to earn a draw until late goals from Mustafa Kizza and John Odumegwu gave KCCA maximum points.

This is the second win for KCCA on the trot and a good morale boost for Mike Mutebi’s charges who will host Paradou FC in CAF Confederation Cup on Saturday.

Maroons would have scored in the ninth minute but Steven Mukwala’s volley was blocked by defender Samuel Kato.

Allan Okello was denied four minutes at the other end for a corner. The left footed youngster also beat Edward Kabona but custodian Hannington Ssebwalunyo was equal to the effort once again.

Edgar Bwogi’s cross in the 21st minute would have yielded results for Maroons but the forward line of Mukwala, Pius Obuya and Fred Amaku failed to sneak a boot for a tap in.

Obuya had a goal disallowed for offside before the half hour mark.

Goalkeeper Ssebwalunyo flapped Kato’s long ball in the 42nd minute for Mutyaba to benefit and slot home for the opener.

Mutyaba could have doubled the advantage but rattled the woodwork in the second half.

In the 67th minute, Walusimbi beat John Revita to fire far from Charles Lukwago for the equaliser.

KCCA were awarded a penalty in the 89th minute when Silvester Okello was judged to have handled Odumegwu’s volley for Kizza to convert from the spot, sending Ssebwalunyo the wrong way.

Odumegwu put the game to bed, heading in Erisa Ssekisambu’s cross after Okello’s donkeywork.

KCCA FC are now on 13 points out of their seven games, tied with Maroons who have an inferior goal difference and have two games more.

Teams Used:

Maroons FC: Hannington Ssebalunyo (GK), Abraham Tusubira, Edward Kabona, Edgar Bwogi, Silvester Okello(C), Davis Mayanja, Emmanuel Olinga, Felix Okot, Pius Obuya, Stephen Mukwala, Fred Amaku

KCCA FC: Charles Lukwago (GK), Musa Ramathan, Samuel Kato, John Revita, Mustafa Kizza, Keziron Kizito, Gift Ali, Allan Okello, Simon Sserunkuma, Sadat Anaku, Mike Mutyaba

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